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Upcoming Colloquium

Student Research Presentations
Students, CSU Long Beach

December 7 and 9, 2020
11:00am via Zoom

Faculty, staff, alumni, and students of the department will automatically receive a weekly Zoom invitation via email. All others may sign up to receive a weekly invitation.

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Students enrollwed in PHYS 691, 697, 698, and 496 will present their research progress and achievements. Other students will present research updates and readings from their semester.

The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in physics. All students are encouraged to attend for a well-rounded experience and training in physics.


The Fall 2020 colloquia will start on August 31 with the Meet and Mix event.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 7, 2020 Student Research Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
December 9, 2020 Student Research Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach

Previous Colloquia

The Colloquium Archive has the Colloquia from previous semesters.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
November 30, 2020 Unveiling the Physics of High-Temperature Superconductors Using High Magnetic Fields Dragana Popovic, Florida State University
November 23, 2020 Nanotechnology-enabled IoT Sensors and Applications Jeongwon Park, University of Nevada, Reno
November 16, 2020 Finding an Alien Biosphere with Computational Chemistry Clara Sousa-Silva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 9, 2020 Theoretically Searching for Topological Phases in Realistic Condensed Matter Systems Michael Peterson, CSU Long Beach
November 2, 2020 Revealing the molecular players that regulate synovial joint lubrication Roberto C. Andresen Eguiluz, UC Merced
October 26, 2020 Hunting Dark Particles at Colliders Stefania Gori, University of California Santa Cruz
October 19, 2020 Neutron Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington
October 12, 2020 Imaging Spins in Motion Kristen Buchanan, Colorado State University
October 5, 2020 Tunneling Probe of 2D Magnetism Adam Tsen, University of Waterloo
September 28, 2020 The Strange World of Fractionalized Quantum Numbers in Quantum Matter Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
September 21, 2020 Relativistic Fluid Dynamics for Nuclear Matter under Extreme Conditions in Heavy-Ion Collisions and Astrophysics Azwinndini Muronga, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
September 14, 2020 Molecular motors robustly drive active gels to a critically connected state José Alvarado, University of Texas, Austin
August 31, 2020 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach


We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:

  • H.E. and H.B. Miller and Family Endowment
  • Benjamin Carter
  • American Physical Society
  • Anonymous

We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.

If you wish to support the Colloquium, please contact the colloquium coordinator or the department chair. Thank you!